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Wednesday, August 25, 2010


DUT’s Colours of Dreams picks up its season after the run was cut short last week due to strike action.

Durban University of Technology’s Drama Department presents the annual dance production, a season of contemporary dance entitled Colours of Dreams which is now being re-staged at the Courtyard Theatre at DUT campus this week from August 25 to 27.

This production revolves around different dreams, Pink, Red, Black, Grey, White, Green, and Yellow. Colours of Dreams focuses on a Journey or search for the truth “coming clean”, purity, healing, growth, newness which can be symbolic of death and new beginnings, individuality and space that define our inner being.

“The work represents freedom from the physical body, as we experience in sleep and while dreaming where we don’t use our physical bodies but instead use our mental and spiritual bodies to experience our dreams,” says the press material. “Most of these dreams relates to our current “lesson in life”, we are spirit/ soul having a physical dream, not the other way around. Have you ever felt like your life is like a play, and you are acting out some role that you don’t even understand, and each time you turn away from it, next time it will be more unpleasant until finally you are forced to acknowledge its importance for your growth?”

Directed by dance lecturer Mdu Mtshali, Colours of Dreams involves all 2nd and 3rd year dance specialists who specialize in Theatre Dance and showcases four works by Durban-based choreographers Musa Hlatshwayo, Mlekeleli Khuzwayo, Sandile Mbili and. Mdu Mtshali himself.

The Courtyard Theatre Management, DUT and the Department of Drama Studies, wish to apologise profusely for any inconveniences caused. The theatre and box office will reopen for these days. Patrons are asked to re-book with Lebohang Sibisi on 031 373 2194 /

Colours of Dreams runs from August 25 to 27 at 19h00 in The Courtyard Theatre, Steve Biko Road. Entrance R20. More info from Lebohang Sibisi on 031 373 2194.